Research course

Clinical and Health Research

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

A good first degree (first or second class) in a relevant subject from an approved university or institution of higher education; You would normally have a health professional qualification leading to current registration with the appropriate professional body and/or relevant clinical/professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This individually tailored interprofessional programme focuses on developing highly skilled research-led innovators in healthcare. It is particularly suitable if you are seeking a programme that builds on essential research skills, leading to the development of high-level methodological expertise and practical skills for applied research.

This programme is flexible and studentcentred, with an intermediate award of MRes Clinical and Health Research, and an integrated system of doctoral milestones to facilitate progress towards a PhD. Having completed an intensive modular training programme, you will submit an original piece of research for your doctoral thesis.

It will also help you to achieve the core competencies relating to research detailed within the NHS knowledge and skills framework, as well as the competency framework for clinical research nurses. As a student you will receive individualised support and supervision from two recognised research experts.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

part time
84-96 months
full time
48-60 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500